This is you. This lovely Polka Dot Creations blog dot. It’s a nice dot, but does it really convey who you are? Does it express your unique personality? Don’t you want to stand out just a wee bit more?
This is me. I am not a lovely Polka Dot Creations blog dot. Why? Because I don’t want to look like everyone else. I want all of you to know at a glance what comments are mine. So I went to www.gravatar.com and associated this image with my email address.
If you were to do the same, then every time you posted a comment here, your own image would appear next to your comment instead of the lovely Polka Dot Creations blog dot. What an enhancement to our little community it would be if you all shared your unique faces, logos, or whatever you choose to represent yourselves here!
Gravatar stands for “Globally Recognized Avatar,” which means that there are many other places that use them. Any wordpress.com blog does. My email program (Thunderbird) does. Any self-hosted blog that has installed the right plugin does. It’s very simple to set up, and then your little logo will follow you all over the internet.